Editor’s Note: Radio B.O.N.K. no longer exists, so these links have been deactivated. The station is now 8WK Radio at http://www.8wkradio.me.
Hi. I have only been at the Live365 Radio game for a few weeks now. But it’s fun. It’s fun even if I can have only five (non-V.I.P.) people listen. It’s fun even though I’m the only one listening. It is, therefore, the natural next step for the blogger. Let’s make a blog only you and your Mom will read, then let’s make a radio station that only you will hear. Originally, I just conceived of the station as the station itself. Today I realized that I could support it nicely with a blog, where I could write about the playlist, the technique, and other relevant but stupid other topics.
You can go listen to my radio station if you want. You will be redirected by visiting
I think you need a Live365 account. It’s free, you just have to sign up, I think. You can also listen to like three million other Internet radio stations there. You also may be able to listen on your mobile device or perhaps direct to RealPlayer on your PC at
Or you can pay them for mobile service if you have a Windows Mobile Thingie. I have a Treo 650 with PTunes, and that thing rocks the B.O.N.K. I’m listening to The Black Keys right now. Those guys make Akron cool. And that’s difficult to accomplish.
When I first started the station, I spent quite an afternoon painstakingly establishing the song order. I was always good at segues for mix tapes, so I had quite a fun time creating that playlist. But I realized it was also time-consuming work and that B.O.N.K. would be better if I just worked at building the playlist and allowing it to play randomly. At present, the list is at 4 hours and 42 minutes of music. I generally find two songs to add and pull one down. This helps keep a fresh fresh playlist. And most of the music is from CDs I own or from eMusic. In fact, much of it is from the eMusic. I love the eMusic.
So there you go. Radio B.O.N.K. I have just added fresh tracks from 20 Minute Loop and The Weepies. Enjoy.
- Filed under “open up and say ‘awesome’”: Neil Diamond gets his own Sirius channel. I don’t know if Tap Root Manuscript was my Mom’s album or my Dad’s. I tend to assume it was Mom’s. But it’s cool enough maybe to have been my Dad’s. But I grew up with it and used to crap my pants over “I Am The Lion.” Anyways. I have added “Free Life” to the B.O.N.K playlist to congratulate Mr. Diamond on his new radio station, short-lived as it shall be.
- I am, clearly, still working on the theme for this new projekt. I think the header image will change at some point. Update: Ah, that’s better.